Our goal is to have Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education evolve to represent a wide range of faculty and student reflections on teaching and learning in higher education. We seek submissions that:
· illustrate how faculty and students work together to improve classroom practice
· present pedagogical insights gained through collaborations between and among faculty and students
· explore the challenges and possibilities of such collaborations
The forms of inquiry represented by pieces published in Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education are hoped to be broad and various. Using diverse modes of research, contributors might address such questions as: How does collaborative work such as this challenge broader institutional norms? How do people decide to participate or not? What skills and supports do people need in order to thrive in this work? What problems on campus and in the world are engaged by it?
Over the several years that The Andrew W. Mellon Teaching and Learning Institute has been developing at Bryn Mawr College, a number of possibilities and challenges in relation to faculty and students teaching and learning together at the college level have become apparent. We hope that Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education can provide a forum not only for featuring the evolution of such work but also for identifying and working through these possibilities and challenges in ways that will be helpful for others in higher education interested in supporting similar work.
Of particular interest to us thus far have been the following:
· The change in role and relationship (of and between both faculty and students) that this kind of collaborative work requires
· The potential (and the challenges) of bringing differently positioned members of the college community into dialogue and learning from one another’s perspectives
· The pace and kind of change that are desirable and possible (from faculty perspectives and from student perspectives)
· The challenge of sustaining — or recreating — the kind of dialogue the collaborations afford once formal participation in Institute forums has ended
March 17 2010 08:32 am
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